New Delhi: India's chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar wants to quit his post after a run-in with the country's powerful cricket board, reports said.
"Vengsarkar wants to step down. He had spoken to cricket board president Sharad Pawar last evening and expressed willingness to step down," the PTI quoted board vice-president Rajiv Shukla as saying.
Vengsarkar has, however, been asked to stay put until the team for the tour of Australia is named next week.
"The board's view is that on Dec 5 we have a meeting of the selection committee to select the squad for the Australia tour, which is more important than personal issues," Shukla said Sunday.
Vengsarkar upset the top bosses of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) when he defied their diktat not to write columns for newspapers.
The former Indian captain said the board must compensate him for the financial loss as a result out of this directive, a demand that did not go down well with the BCCI bigwigs.
"There are certain issues on which he (Vengsarkar) has got a different point of view like the guidelines which have been issued about not writing the column," Shukla said.
"But BCCI has had these guidelines for ages. Every selector is expected to stick to those guidelines. No selector has ever written any column so how can you make exception for one person?"
Vegsarkar, who was in Kolkata for India's second Test with Pakistan, left midway through the match Saturday for Mumbai.